Colour Inspiration: Mustard

With 70s-retro being big news in interiors right now, it’s not surprising to see the colours of this decade filtering into our homes in a very contemporary way. Avocado may not have made its comeback just yet, but a much easier-to-live-with mustard yellow is a great way to liven up your home this year.

Chest of drawers with mustard yellow accessories

While yellow has always been a favourite to add a punch of sunshine into a room, mustard is a softer and warmer version, reminding us of lazy summer evenings as the sun goes down.

White modern bedside table with white lamp

It’s a wonderful accent shade and teams up well with it’s opposite on the colour wheel – blues, teals and navy are all perfect choices or stick with neutrals or tonal shades of berry or green to create sunshine indoors all year round.

Mustard Velvet Accent Chair

If you’re looking to add this colour to your home this year, we’ve pulled together a few inspiring ideas for each room.

Mustard & Neutrals Living Room

Mustard and Neutrals Living Room

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Mustard is the perfect accent for a warm bohemian vibe, combining well with creamy whites, greenery and natural woven accents. Our Sydney accent chair in mustard velvet adds a pop of colour while our Marco leather sofa provides contrast and comfort.

Finish off the space with a Berber style rug, plenty of greenery and woven accents to bring a touch of the 70s into the 21st century.

Check out our top tips for decorating with neutrals here.

Mustard & Teal Dining Room

Mustard and Teal Dining Room

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In a dramatic dining room, you can create pockets of contrast with mustard yellow against deep teal walls. We chose an eclectic nature-inspired wallpaper for our dining room above which can be used as a feature wall or for a more modern look, consider painting in a solid colour below the dado rail and wallpapering just above on all four walls.

Combine with warm natural oak furniture from our Alto range to soften the scheme and add in accents of mustard in the lighting and finishing touches.

Love opulent dining rooms? Our guide here will help you create it.

Mustard & Navy Bedroom

Mustard and Navy Bedroom moodboard

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If you love Scandinavian design, you’ll love our next look which combines warm mustard tones with monochrome and clean navy blue. This crisp combination is perfect for a bedroom scheme with geometric patterns and white painted furniture.

Consider choosing our Hove painted bed with natural oak accents alongside a pop of colour in our Brighton accent chair in bold Saffron and finish off the look with a comfy patterned rug to pull the colour scheme together.

Check out this post for more ideas to bring Scandinavian flair into your home.

Mustard & Black Home Office

Mustard and Black Home Office moodboard

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While you certainly don’t need to stick rigidly to a theme when designing a room, inspiration can be found all over the world. In our home office above, a Japanese-style wall mural in warm golden tones creates the backdrop and sets the scene for our last look.

Consider warm natural oak pieces from our Tokyo range alongside our Marseille gold velvet accent chair with touches of black accessories, a woven rug and a paper lamp shade to bring this mustard shade – as well as the Far East – home.

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